Grief Brain: Grief Affects Memory And Thinking

Thank you for posting – we lost my wife’s daugther, my stepdaughter, back in May, almost a year ago. And it is incredible how brain function just takes a nosedive. When the waves of grief come, you just have to sit there and wait for them to happen. When it happens at work, I have to take a break, or if I can’t, move to something very simple, like organizing files. It seems like dealing with grief is so taxing on the ability of the brain to process, it’s like a computer with too many programs open. Just have to keep in mind that they pass, the grief comes and goes and over time I feel that I’m learning to recognize and make space in my life for the waves to come in. Just observe them as they hit, and then observe them as they retreat. Like watching a storm over the ocean.

Stepdad

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